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CANELO ALVAREZ and Callum Smith go head-to-head this weekend in an enormous world title showdown.
Alvarez final beat Sergey Kovalev in his transfer as much as light-heavyweight 13 months in the past – however the coronavirus pandemic and a authorized battle with former promoters Golden Boy has saved him out of the ring till now.
Smith is six inches taller than Canelo with an eight-inch attain benefitCredit score: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom
The Mexican begin was presupposed to tackle Brit Billy Joe Saunders in Could, however will now face 168 lbs WBA and Ring Journal titleholder Smith as a substitute.
What time will Canelo vs Smith begin within the UK?
- Alvarez’s long-awaited return to the ring will happen on Saturday, December 19.
- The bout ought to get underway within the early hours of Sunday morning within the UK, between 4.30-5am GMT.
- Protection of the occasion, which incorporates undercard fights, will start at round 1am.
- The battle will happen on the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Canelo and Smith will battle for the WBA, WBC and The Ring super-middleweight titlesCredit score: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom
What channel is Canelo vs Smith and might or not it’s stay streamed?
- Canelo vs Smith might be proven on DAZN UK.
- DAZN is a streaming service which has been utilized in a number of territories throughout the globe to this point, with its important focus being boxing within the U.S.
- However they’ve now expanded to over 200 nations, together with the UK, the place the value has been set at simply £1.99 a month to start with.
- You’ll be able to obtain the DAZN app onto your Good TV, cell gadget or pill.
- To subscribe to DAZN UK, you may click on HERE.
Canelo vs Smith FULL CARD
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith
- Marc Castro v TBA
- Alexis Espino vs Ashton Sykes
- Austin Williams vs Isiah Jones
- Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs Angel Hernandez
- Alexis Moline v TBA
- Raymond Ford v Robert Greenwood
What have the fighters stated?
“I am very comfortable to return to the ring and proceed to make historical past,” Canelo stated.
“I’m motivated to proceed to be one of the best, and I sit up for combating Callum Smith, who is likely one of the greatest at 168 lbs.”
Smith added: “I’ve wished a giant battle since turning into world champion, so I’m happy that in these difficult occasions we are able to ship to the followers a battle between the perfect within the division.
“I really imagine I [will] beat him and can show that 168 lbs is my division.”
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